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Also Known As: Died:
Born: October 7, 1952 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Birmingham, Alabama, USA Profession: actor, retail shop employee

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With no prior acting experience, Mary Badham won the role of Gregory Peck's tomboy daughter Scout in "To Kill a Mockingbird" (1960) over 2000 other applicants. The novice thespian won praise and earned a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination for her naturalistic, unaffected performance. Badham only appeared in two other films, as the narrator who recalls the romantic exploits of her older sister (Natalie Wood) in "This Property Is Condemned" and as a girl who assists an heir outwit his murderous relative in and "Let's Kill Uncle" (both 1966). After a few appearances on TV episodes of shows like "Dr. Kildare" and "Twilight Zone", she retired from acting and moved to a Virginia farm. Her older brother is director John Badham.

With no prior acting experience, Mary Badham won the role of Gregory Peck's tomboy daughter Scout in "To Kill a Mockingbird" (1960) over 2000 other applicants. The novice thespian won praise and earned a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination for her naturalistic, unaffected performance. Badham only appeared in two other films, as the narrator who recalls the romantic exploits of her older sister (Natalie Wood) in "This Property Is Condemned" and as a girl who assists an heir outwit his murderous relative in and "Let's Kill Uncle" (both 1966). After a few appearances on TV episodes of shows like "Dr. Kildare" and "Twilight Zone", she retired from acting and moved to a Virginia farm. Her older brother is director John Badham.

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CAST: (feature film)

2.
 Our Very Own (2005)
3.
 This Property Is Condemned (1966) Willie Starr
4.
 Let's Kill Uncle (1966) Chrissie
5.
 To Kill a Mockingbird (1963) [Jean Louise] Scout [Finch]
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1962:
First film as actress, "To Kill a Mockingbird"; earned Oscar nomination as Best Supporting Actress
1966:
Last film, the comedy thriller "Let's Kill Uncle"
:
Retired from show business

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father:
Henry Badham. Former US Air Force general, executive. After retiring from the US Air Force as a general, became president of the Bessemer Coal, Iron and Land Company.
mother:
Mary Badham. English; had acted as an amateur in her youth.
brother:
John Badham. Director, producer. Born August 25, 1939 in Luton, England.

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